Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Give Mom The Gift Of Creativity With Cricut

Cricut Explore Air™ for Mother's Day

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Looking for the perfect gift for a crafty mom for Mother's Day? Well look no further than Cricut! Their incredible Explore Air™ machine takes cutting, writing, and scoring to a whole new level. It'll be the Mother's Day gift that keeps on giving!

For starters, it has built-in Bluetooth technology, which makes it wireless. That means that mom can take her projects wherever she goes and save her projects to the cloud. It's also compatible with Cricut's Design Space iPad app, so mom can lay all of her cuts in the Design Space and see everything she's cutting all at once on her iPad. Adios paper-based handbooks!

Here are a few other neat notables of the Explore Air™ machine:

  • It can cut over 60 different materials, including leather, balsa wood, fabric, vinyl, tissue paper, craft foam, and even silk! Mom just sets the dial to the material that she needs to cut and the machine keeps track of the settings.
  • For cutting layers, mom can just print them on her printer and have the Explore Air™ cut it out.
  • Fonts and images can be uploaded for free so projects can have writing on them that looks just like handwriting.
The Cricut Explore Air™ machine has an unbelievable amount of helpful, time-saving features. And if that weren't impressive enough, Cricut is taking $50 off their Explore Air™, officially making this one of the best gifts to give crafty Mom's this Mother's Day!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Close To My Heart Artfull Sent With Deepest Sympathy Sentiment Card

Good Evening everyone.

Here is a card that I made yesterday.  I took one of the sentiment cards on the Close To My Heart Artfully Sent cartridge and added some pzazz to it.

The products that I used from Close To My Heart can be ordered from my shop

  • Artfully Sent 23017 (and Just To Say Stamp set from this kit)
  • Expoxy Bubbles Black and Grey set ... Z1935
  • Bonding Memories Glue .... 1512
  • Liquid Glass ..... Z679
  • Archival Black Ink Pad .... 44751
  • Smoothie Ink Pad .... Z2196

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You're So Tweet Card Video and a Free SVG File

Good morning everyone.

I just wanted to share a couple things today.  I was working on a new card and video.  I can not take credit for the idea.  I got this idea from Joy Tracey.  She used an image from the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge.  I do not have that one, so I created an SVG file for the card base.  My Design Space file and that SVG is available to my supporters on Patreon.  Don't worry, I will still have a freebie to my blog followers.


Now for the Freebie SVG File.  I recently upgraded my Sure Cuts Alot from version 3 to version 4.  I was playing with some new features and created this medallion.

Click Here To Download


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hey Blogland!!  I did another video for you.  I did a quick walk through the basic functions of Close To My Heart Studio J digital scrapbooking program.  It is a web based program that is free to use.  You do have to sign up for a free account.  But the options are endless.

Great for those who have thought about getting into scrapbooking and may be intimidated by trying to do a layout the traditional way.  This helps get your feet wet and gives you a feel for layout planning and design.  Perhaps you are a seasoned scrapbooker and want to try out digital or hybrid scrapping.  This is also a fantastic tool for the experienced digital scapper.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Close To My Heart Deal of the Day

OMG People!!!!!  You would never believe what Close To My Heart has come up with this time!!!

Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? 

During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. 

To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through My Online Business Address and you will then be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! 

Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 USD / $55 CAD to $150 USD / $160 CAD. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! .........  

I grabbed one from yesterday and it was only $35 and contains over $70 worth of products. This deal is good until 3pm today (April 2)  and then a new grab bag will be available.

Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3:00 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!  Check It Out

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Free Happy Birthday SVG File

It has been quite a while since I offered any freebies.  Here is one I made today.

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My Creations® Collage Cubes

Item Number: Z1737

Product Description

9 sturdy white chipboard blocks in 6½" x 6½" tray. Blocks are 2" × 2" × 2".

New Close To My Heart Expressions Idea Book and Stamp of the Month

The Close To My Heart Expressions Idea Book is more than a catalog.  It is chalked full of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

You can download it HERE

You find something you like, PLACE ORDERS HERE

Typed Note – April 2015 Stamp of the Month

Product Description

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for $5! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.
Set of 19
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 4" × 5" (Y1012)

Or you can just order this by itself for $17.95 Plus Tax & Shipping  Order Here